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Hideko Udagawa plays
Brahms and Bruch -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... a firmly nourished tone ...'

Hideko Udagawa - Brahms and Bruch Violin Concertos. Sir Charles Mackerras. London Symphony Orchestra. © 2014 Wyastone Estate Ltd

Violin concertos of Brahms and Bruch reveal an embarrassment of recording riches. And few surpass the finest performances from an unforgettable, receding twentieth century virtuoso generation, some from early days in the busy history of modern sound recording.

One or all of three Brahms performances deserve pride of place in serious listeners' record libraries.

They feature Heifetz, the Chicago Symphony and Fritz Reiner (1959); Menuhin, the Berlin Philharmonic and Rudolf Kempe (1958) and David Oistrach with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Franz Konwitschny (1954)...

Copyright © 11 March 2015 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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HIDEKO UDAGAWA - BRAHMS AND BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTOS

JOHANNES BRAHMS

MAX BRUCH

PIANO MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CHARLES MACKERRAS

LONDON

ENGLAND

NIMBUS RECORDS

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